Student Support Center

Student Support Services

Student Support Center Homepage

Students and families who would like free supportive assistance for personal, home, or school-related issues, are welcome to call or drop by the Student Support Center (located in Room F-1). The Center is open during the school year. 

Services are confidential (except in those situations when a student’s safety is at risk), and are available in English and Spanish.

For More Information:
Check out the Student Support Center Homepage

Contact - Mary Struhs, MSW,  PPSC, Coordinator                                   (916) 826-3223 or 

Adriana Martinez, ASW, PPSC, School Social Worker                               (916) 826-2511 or

Amie Harp, Youth and Family Mental Health Advocate                         (916) 559-0645 or

Our Purpose

To support students’ academic success and social/emotional well-being.

Services Provided by Support Center staff and Community-Based Partner Organizations:

  • Mental health services 
  • Support groups (art therapy-based bereavement, stress management, anxiety/depression, newcomer immigrant support)
  • One-on-one and group mentoring 
  • Crisis intervention and safety risk assessments 
  • Referrals to school and community resources (including food, shelter, housing, employment, public assistance, health insurance, etc.)
  • Free school supplies and backpacks
  • Home visits
  • Lunchtime Wellness Fridays - social/emotional learning activities
  • Classroom presentations on suicide prevention education, substance use prevention education, healthy relationships, consent, empathy, and sexual assault, sexual harassment and domestic violence awareness
  • Schoolwide activities that build connections between students, reduce bullying, violence and stereotypes, and provide students with increased tools to cope with stress
  • Assistance with 504 Plans for students with a mental and/or physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.  504 Plans provide accommodations and/or related services to ensure that eligible students have equal access to education